Chicago, Illinois’s Arman Achuthan Nair carries vampire straw at Boston’s Logan International Airport 

Arman Achuthan Nair, 26, of Chicago, Illinois, United States was at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, United States on April 25, 2023. He was caught carrying a vampire straw through security at the airport.

The self-defense weapon is a titanium straw with a beveled end. The Transportation Security Administration does not allow such weapons to be carried onto a flight.


As a self-defense weapon, the straw can be used like a dagger. As a straw, it can be used to slurp down smoothies and other drinks.

A 10-inch vampire straw was found in Nair’s backpack while he was at at Logan International Airport. A Massachusetts State Police trooper was alerted.


The trooper confiscated the item and arrested Nair. He was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon.

On May 30, 2023, Nair will be arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court in East Boston, Boston. He has posted bail.

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